Netherlands Embassy in Dublin Ireland
17 August 2016 This will be their first concert in their RCO meets Europe tour in which they visit 28 EU member states between 2016 and 2018. In each EU country the RCO performs at least one work together with a local youth orchestra (Side by Side). For this concert members of The National Youth Orchestra of Ireland are welcomed, who will have this unique and rare opportunity to perform with this world class orchestra on the National Concert Hall stage, under the baton of Daniele Gatti . The talented young Argentinian cellist Sol Gabetta will join them as guest soloist for Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor. Named Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2013 Echo Klassik Awards for her interpretation of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto with Berliner Philharmoniker and Lorin Maazel, she also received the award in 2007, 2009 and 2011 for her recordings of Haydn, Mozart and Elgar Cello concerti as well as works by Tchaikovsky and Ginastera.
07 April 2016 On 6 April 2016, an advisory referendum was held in the Netherlands on the EU association agreement with Ukraine. The preliminary outcome shows that the required threshold for a valid outcome of a turnout of 30% or more was reached, with a majority of people voting against.